A person working as a Sales Manager in Malaysia typically earns around 12,000 MYR per month. Salaries range from 5,990 MYR (lowest) to 18,600 MYR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Sales Manager salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Sales Manager salaries in Malaysia range from 5,990 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 18,600 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 12,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Sales Manager(s) are earning less than 12,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 12,000 MYR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Sales Manager(s) are earning less than 8,090 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 8,090 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Sales Manager(s) are earning less than 15,300 MYR while 25% are earning more than 15,300 MYR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Sales Manager salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Sales Manager with less than two years of experience makes approximately 7,190 MYR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 9,510 MYR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 12,700 MYR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Sales Manager(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 15,200 MYR per month, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 16,400 MYR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 17,600 MYR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Sales Manager salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Sales Manager is 9,010 MYR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 10,300 MYR per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 13,900 MYR per month, 36% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 17,600 MYR per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+14%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 39,400 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 118,000 Malaysian Ringgit(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Sales Manager employees in Malaysia earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Sales Manager(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Sales Manager is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
20% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 8% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Sales Manager employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+1%|
Sales Manager salaries in Malaysia are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Sales Manager is 42% more than that of Sales Retail and Wholesale. Also, Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Officer||6,040 MYR||-50%|
|Area Sales Manager||12,100 MYR||+1%|
|Assistant Department Manager||4,690 MYR||-61%|
|Assistant Retail Store Manager||6,920 MYR||-42%|
|Branch Manager||9,780 MYR||-18%|
|Cashier Manager||6,450 MYR||-46%|
|Depot Manager||10,600 MYR||-12%|
|Deputy Sales Manager||8,540 MYR||-29%|
|Distribution Director||11,000 MYR||-8%|
|Global Wholesale Manager||14,400 MYR||+20%|
|Head Cashier||6,570 MYR||-45%|
|Head of Retail||11,100 MYR||-7%|
|Head Teller||6,780 MYR||-43%|
|Inside Sales Executive||8,310 MYR||-31%|
|Inside Sales Representative||5,460 MYR||-54%|
|Inventory Manager||8,710 MYR||-27%|
|Key Account Manager||8,650 MYR||-28%|
|Medical Device Sales||7,070 MYR||-41%|
|National Customer Solution Specialist||10,300 MYR||-14%|
|Parts Salesperson||5,090 MYR||-58%|
|Project Development Manager||9,870 MYR||-18%|
|Project Manager||9,970 MYR||-17%|
|Purchasing and Sales Executive||12,700 MYR||+6%|
|Quotation Engineer||6,190 MYR||-48%|
|Relationship Manager||10,800 MYR||-10%|
|Retail Operations Manager||9,780 MYR||-18%|
|Retail Sales Associate||7,070 MYR||-41%|
|Retail Store Manager||8,070 MYR||-33%|
|Revenue Manager||9,290 MYR||-22%|
|Sales Account Manager||10,300 MYR||-14%|
|Sales Admin Executive||12,400 MYR||+4%|
|Sales Assistant||4,790 MYR||-60%|
|Sales Associate||5,700 MYR||-52%|
|Sales Consultant||6,680 MYR||-44%|
|Sales Coordinator||6,060 MYR||-49%|
|Sales Development Representative||6,420 MYR||-46%|
|Sales Engineer||6,990 MYR||-42%|
|Sales Executive||10,700 MYR||-11%|
|Sales Manager||12,000 MYR||+0%|
|Sales Officer||5,630 MYR||-53%|
|Sales Planning Analyst||8,250 MYR||-31%|
|Sales Representative||5,140 MYR||-57%|
|Sales Specialist||7,480 MYR||-38%|
|Sales Support||5,430 MYR||-55%|
|Sales Team Leader||7,300 MYR||-39%|
|Sales Trainer||7,580 MYR||-37%|
|Securities Sales Agent||8,780 MYR||-27%|
|Shipper / Receiver||4,740 MYR||-60%|
|Shop Manager||8,480 MYR||-29%|
|Store Development Administrator||6,680 MYR||-44%|
|Trade Marketing Officer||8,530 MYR||-29%|
|Treasury Officer||8,020 MYR||-33%|
|Vice President Sales||11,400 MYR||-5%|
|Visual Merchandiser||6,170 MYR||-48%|
|Johor Bahru||12,400 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||11,800 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||13,000 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||13,400 MYR|
|Shah Alam||12,600 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||12,300 MYR|